I gave myself a new manicure and pedicure to spruce myself up for my college’s recent commencement ceremony. I treated myself to a new yellow nail polish, Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail polish in “Mellow Yellow,” a sunny shade of gold.
Why yellow? Because yellow/gold is one of my college’s school colors AND because “lemon yellow” is the color of master’s hoods in library science. You can also read here and reminisce about a previous time I went with yellow polish to celebrate commencement.
I also decided, spur-of-the-moment, to do a quick manicure, too, but one that didn’t matchy-match my toes. I went with my Wet n Wild Fergie nail polish in “Glamorous” (no longer available but here’s a similar gold glitter option), which you’ve also seen before here and here.
Details, from left to right:
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in “Mellow Yellow“
- Wet n Wild Fergie nail polish in “Glamorous” (no longer available but here’s a similar gold glitter option)
- Seche Vite dry fast top coat
A friend remarked on how I got my nail polish on my toes so opaque. It’s pretty simple: keep adding coats! My toenails took 3 coats of the “Mellow Yellow” nail polish, waiting a few minutes in-between each coat. I also did 3 coats of the gold-flecked “Glamorous” polish on my fingernails, slowly building up the gold flecks with each coat. Then I finished off all my nails with a coat of the fast-drying Seche Vite clear polish.
Having nails in different shades of gold feels so right for summer, yes? Particularly against metallic sandals and bright green grass! 😀
Have you tried yellow nail polish — or would you be willing to? Please leave a comment and share!
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